Clinical Trial TitleThe Impact of Circadian Misalignment on Colonic Barrier Homeostasis in Ulcerative Colitis
Clinical Trial Protocol Description:
The purpose of this study is to investigate if circadian malalignment (unusual sleeping patterns), such as night shifts (sleeping during the day and being awake during the night time), worsens the inflammation of the gut.
Participation lasts up to 6 weeks with 3 study visits.
During these visits, participants will be asked to complete a screening visit, a physical exam, a psychological evaluation, a food diary, 3 weeks of wrist actigraphy, and a 7 day in-lab sleep study in the Clinical Chronobiology Center (CCC).
Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria:
In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:
- Are an adult, 18 to 40 years of age, who has ulcerative colitis or are a health control (no GI diseases).
This is a partial list of eligibility requirements. To inquire about your eligibility, please call the contact number provided. If you wish to inquire via email, please include the title of the study in your message.
Clinical Trial Investigator
RUSH University Medical Center
1620 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612